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Stork bite

Children are not born but ‘delivered’ by the stork
Stork bite

The stork bite(nevus of unna or nevus simplex, actually a type of port-wine stain) is a birth spot which is located on the neck.

Stork bite

It is common in newborns (30%). It is a benign red spot that does not goes away, but usually (cosmetic) does not interfere because hair often grows on the spot. The story that is told is always that the stork handling your neck as a baby when flying to your destination (the story is that the stork delivers babies in the Netherlands), hence the name ‘ stork bite ‘.

Angel’s kiss

The stork bite can also (often to a lesser extent) present in the middle of the forehead. It’s the same deviation, but on this place becomes known as an “Angel’s kiss”. The place is fleeting, just like the kiss of an Angel, in other words, this place is less visible as the child gets older. At an old age it can sometimes be visible in the place again when emotions are expressed.

The conclusion of the Stork Bite

A stork bite is not harmful to your child. Although these spots can itch for a short time. About 1 in 3 babies are born with a stork bite. As a result, this ‘wine stain’ is accepted in society and is quite common. Are you looking for more information, personal stories or would you like to contact parents of patients? Contact us!